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(Pam Brady, Mitchell Hur­witz) finds Maria Bam­ford and com­pany deep­en­ing the meta world they cre­ated in sea­son one, with sav­agely funny ob­ser­va­tions about show­biz, men­tal health and self­im­prove­ment. Maria (Bam­ford) has moved in with her shaggy boyfriend Scott (Óla­fur Darri Ólaf­s­son) and tries to ne­go­ti­ate things like trust, fi­nances and com­pet­i­tive­ness, while her adorable Ger­man-ac­cented talk­ing pugs look on.

Based on the first four episodes, there’s a more solid struc­tural spine to the se­ries. Now, be­sides ref­er­enc­ing Maria’s past in flash­backs to Du­luth that re­sem­ble clas­sic early 80s sit­coms (Mary Kay Place re­turns as Maria’s mom, but Kurt Braunohler re­places Ed Be­g­ley Jr. as her dad), each episode also looks to the fu­ture, where an Elon Musk-bankrolled se­ries di­rected by Maria’s nar­cis­sis­tic agent (Ana Gasteyer) takes things even fur­ther into bizarroland.

Not that the se­ries has be­come pre­dictable. The se­cond episode, guest-star­ring Judy Greer as a woman Maria be­friends at a Debtors Anony­mous group, takes a turn that is amus­ingly sur­real (hint: there’s more dog act­ing), and an­other episode fea­tures Trans­par­ent showrun­ner Jill Soloway in­tro­duc­ing Maria to the Hol­ly­wood Ladies Club. Lots of shots at gen­der and sex­ual pol­i­tics here.

The show is so clever that it even ref­er­ences Net­flix in the look of the pro­duc­tion com­pany that pro­duces Maria’s fu­tur­is­tic show. And in case you were on the fence about that ec­cen­tric first sea­son, Bam­ford lists four things that didn’t work in it. Clearly she and the cre­ative team learned a thing or two. On Net­flix Novem­ber 10. NNNN (Glenn Sumi)

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